Application Deadline: 15 September 2019.
he DKFZ Postdoctoral Fellowships represent the most prestigious and competitive Postdoc recruitment process at the DKFZ. It is intended to recruit highly talented and motivated young scientist, who wish to work at the forefront of cancer research in any of basic or translational cancer research labs at the DKFZ.
This program offers up to 10 fellowships per year and provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities in state-of-the-art research facilities for excellent young scientists, no longer than 2 years past graduation, with a background in biology as well as in physics, mathematics, bioinformatics and other fields.
- A qualification equivalent to a PhD or MD is a prerequisite for all applications.
- Candidates should document their successful previous research endeavors with publications.
- The candidates should be at an early stage of their career, having held a PhD for no longer than 2 years.
- The fellowship is not open for internal candidates, unless they have been recruited not longer than 6 months before the application deadline.
The most important selection criterion is academic quality, demonstrated by outstanding publications. Other criteria that will be considered during the selection process include research prizes and awards, demonstration of mobility or sucessful application for research funding.
DKFZ Postdoc salaries are competitive by national standards and are negotiated and confirmed during the recruitment phase should a fellowship be offered.
The fellowships are initially offered for a duration of two years.
Personal Career Development
The DKFZ is committed to open new avenues for personal career development. Therefore, the institute actively supports its scientists by providing advanced training tailored to their specific needs.
A dedicated Career Service is available to inform about future career opportunities. The team provides personal coaching and advises postdocs on formulating their personal career strategy
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